It continues to be a bit of a slow slog on the painting desk, but there is progress and I finally got these guys finished this week. Hopefully, life will return to the normal level of chaos and I can get some more painting time in over the next month.
In my earlier post I described how Volontaires de l'Armee were ad hoc units formed on campaign from regular infantry regiments and used as light infantry. More details on these units can be at Kronoskaf. I've used Front Rank French Regulars from their FIW range, as I think the stripped down uniform works well for these units, plus it gives them a distinctive look compared to formed battalions. These guys have taken off their coats, showing their sleeved waistcoats. Some hats have been replaced with forage caps or bandages, and they have added a hatchet to their kit.
I quite like these FR figures, and there's a lot more variety of poses in their FIW range compared to the SYW range. They painted up nicely and I'm pretty happy with the results. They will do well for Kliene Krieg actions with Sharp Pracice or larger actions using BP/HoW. Now I just need to find those skirmish sabots I got from Warbases earlier this year...I know I put them away carefully.